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Ministerial Accountability


12 Months of Uncontrolled Covid, Time for a New Health Minister

It’s time Tasmania had a new Health Minister. One who will put the health of Tasmanians first.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Ministerial Standards

It is important that we have a discussion today about ministerial standards. I understand that Government members are seething about this morning.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Nov 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Ministerial Standards

The same minister who is in charge of children and youth and he has been obviously found out, on multiple occasions, to have fabricated the truth.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Ministerial Standards

We thought it was important that the House have a debate and discussion about ministerial standards, particularly this week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2022

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett’s Potentially Unlawful Portfolio Decisions in Spotlight

Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, often rants about protesters targeting lawful activities, but it seems like he’s the one with a problem following the law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Liberals Vote Against Greens’ Push for Ferguson and Archer Apology… Again

Nearly two weeks have passed since Ministers Archer and Ferguson groaned at the words of a victim survivor of child sexual abuse read out in the House.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2022

Justice, Scales and Gavel


If there is not an issue, if there is no conflict of interest, then lay the contracts on the table in this place and this problem will go away for you.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Mar 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Integrity in Government

We are talking about the conduct of a minister for the Crown in relation to a relationship that she had with a high-profile CEO of the JackJumpers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Mar 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Cabinet Reshuffle Highlights Urgent Need to Restore Parliament

Today’s Cabinet reshuffle highlights the urgent need to restore Tasmania’s House of Assembly to 35 seats to improve political representation and governance.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 2022

Empty Classroom

Courtney Should Resign After She Recovers and Returns

Sarah Courtney has failed as Education Minister.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Feb 2022

Man testing water in a river.

Jaensch Greenwashing Tasmanians on Independent EPA

Today, the Minister admitted the ‘new look EPA’ will bear a strong resemblance to the existing model - currently failing communities and the environment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

LGH Child Abuse Claims - Actions of Police Minister

It took three months after the initial complaint for James Griffin's Working with Vulnerable People registration to be revoked.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Premier – Ministers misleading Parliament

On 24 September we asked the Minister for Human Services about a decision that had been made to weaken protections under the Residential Tenancy Act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Referral of Minister for Housing to Committee of Privileges

Referral the Minister for Housing, Roger Jaensch, to the Standing Committee of Privileges.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Want of Confidence in the Minister for Human Services

Going through this motion with a level of, I have to say, discomfort, after the briefing I went through it clause by clause.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2020

Air View of Houses

Archer and Jaensch Both Responsible for Decision to Weaken Tenancy Laws

Minister Archer, today refused to reveal the reason for her proposal to strip essential tenancy protections from the Residential Tenancy Act. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

No Confidence in Minister Jaensch

The minister has misled the House over a serious matter of fairness and reasonableness in his portfolio.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Jaensch Stench Wafting Around Gutwein

While the Liberals and Ms Ogilvie are apparently content to accept dishonesty in Parliament, we’re not.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Ministerial Accountability

Last sitting week the Minister for Human Services knowingly misled parliament over a previous Government decision to weaken tenancy protections.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Jaensch is Trying to Gaslight Tasmanians over Cabinet Decision

Finally out of hiding from the media for a week, Roger Jaensch told ABC Mornings, ‘no decision was made’ to weaken tenancy protections prior to the pandemic. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Oct 2020

Lonely Child

Gutwein Government Must Investigate Brahminy Program, Bring Tasmanian Kids Home

The Gutwein Government needs to explain why it’s sending vulnerable young Tasmanians to a controversial and isolated Northern Territory intervention program.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Sep 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Question Without Notice for the Premier

Why is Roger Jaensch still a Minister of the Crown?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Gutwein Mired in Jaensch Stench

Yesterday, we received a letter from Premier Gutwein trying to blame the Greens for the situation in which his government has found itself.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Jaensch Must Resign, or Be Sacked

Minister Jaensch has breached the Ministerial and Parliamentary Codes of Conduct by wilfully misleading Parliament. His position is untenable.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Sep 2020

Air View of Houses

Residential Tenancy Amendment (Covid-19) Bill 2020

What we have seen in this House today is one of the worst, most disrespectful examples of a minister of the Crown denying reality.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Residential Tenancy Act Cabinet Decision

Minister Jaensch misleads the House over a Cabinet decision to change the Residential Tenancy Act to remove 'genuine or just' requirement for evictions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Abuses Power to Cover up Lies

This morning in Question Time, we asked the Human Services Minister if a decision was made to change the law to make it easier to evict tenants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2020

Pile of Woodchips

Minister Barnett Struggles with Truth, it's There in Black and White

Minister Guy Barnett’s constant refusal to be honest is disrespectful to both the Tasmanian people and their democratic processes. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2020

Lonely Child

Jaensch Fails to Rule Out Child Safety Cuts

The Minister for Human Services failed to answer important questions about cuts to Child Safety Services in State Parliament today. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Aug 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Youth Justice System

Cassy discusses the Minister's responsibility for a redacted Youth Custodial Services report in the adjournment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Codes of Conduct

We thought it was important that parliament debated the issue of codes of conduct today, whether they be ministers, members of parliament or ministerial staff.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Jul 2018

Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens' Motion of No Confidence in the Premier

We have no confidence in the Premier's capacity to lead an open, accountable and honest government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jun 2016

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Hodgman Cabinet Integrity Still Under Cloud

It was pleasing former Minister Adam Brooks apologised to Parliament this afternoon. It was welcome, and a long time coming.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2016


Premier Sticks By Dishonest Minister

The Premier has delivered the weakest possible response to evidence the Mining Minister knowingly misled a Parliamentary Committee at least four times.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2016


Mining Minister Brooks Must Resign

Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, has no choice but to resign after three times misleading the Estimates Committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2016